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Fix "USB Drive is Not Formatted" Error on Windows 10

How to Fix "USB Drive is Not Formatted" Error on Windows 10

Dec. 31, 2015 11:27 am / Posted by Bobby Hills to Card Tips
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"The USB is drive not formatted"

"USB drive not ready / not accessible"

"USB drive is not formatted; do you want to format it now?"

Got the "USB Drive is Not Formatted" Error on your Windows 10 PC? Nothing can be more painful than this. You found yourself is in a dilemma: if you formatted your USB drive, you'll lose all data; if you don't, you can't access data on your USB drive. What to do now.

Fix Windows 10 "USB Drive is Not Formatted" Error without Data Loss

"USB stick not formatted…" can be caused by various reasons, like virus attack, incompatibilities between USB drive and Windows, USB crash. No matter for what reasons, your USB drive's file system is turned to RAW and formatting of your USB drive is only a way to convert its file system from RAW to FAT32 or NTFS, thus to fix the not formatted error.

However, before formatting, you need to recover files from your not formatted USB drive first to reduce your loss as much as possible. Card Data Recovery is such software to recover files from not formatted USB drive on Windows 10.

Now follow steps below to get you data from your USB drive first. Download and install Card Data Recovery on your Windows 10 PC firstly.

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Run Card Data Recovery after installing. Connect your USB to that computer and click "Start" on the button of the interface.

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Select your USB drive as the target drive and choose the file type you want to recover. And click "Scan".

Note: Card Data Recovery 2 modes: Standard Mode and Advanced Mode. Standard Mode is selected by default. If you clearly know what file formats your lost data are, turn to Advance Mode.

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After scanning, preview the files and choose those you want to recover. Then click "Recover" to save the recovered files on your computer.

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After you get the data you need, format your USB disk and it will work as well as usual. The problem "USB Disk is Not Formatted" is completely solved.

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